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A wooden mallet, used by a judge in a courtroom, or a chairman of a committee, struck against a sounding block to quiet the rabble down.
) The legal system as a whole.
To use a gavel.
for order in the courtroom after the defendent burst out with a confession.
money; tribute; compensation; ransom.
) To castrate a male (usually an animal).
A meeting or assembly, especially in Anglo-Saxon England.
A man of breeding or higher class.
A polite term referring to a man.
Please direct this to the menswear department.
context, in plural only
) A polite form of address to a group of men.
) Toilets intended for use by men.
People of education and good breeding.
) In a restricted sense, those people between the nobility and the yeomanry.
Birth; condition; rank by birth.
Courtesy; civility; complaisance.
A person from the country of Georgia or of Georgian descent.
A person from the U.S. State of Georgia or of Georgian descent.
The language of the country of Georgia.
Of, from, or pertaining to the country of Georgia, the Georgian people or the Georgian language.
Of, from, or pertaining to the U.S. State of Georgia or its Georgian or English dialect.
Of, from, or characteristic of the reigns of Kings George I-IV of the UK (1714-1837).
) Of or pertaining to something very small, as small as a germ; pertaining to the essence of something.
It was only the most idea, to start writing a book, originally.
A hero or champion, especially as a Muslim against non-Muslims; often used as a title.
, Orhan Pamuk,
My Name Is Red
, tr. ErdaÄ M Gí¶knar:
:On a particularly joyous day of the festivities, below Our Sultan"s loge overlooking the Hippodrome, a division of impoverished frontier
appeared in tattered clothes.
The district in a city where Jews were compelled to confine themselves.
The Jews of Venice were confined to the
, in what is now the Arsenale district
An economically depressed urban district predominently inhabited by members of one ethnic or religious group.
Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville are often cited as African-American ghettos
South New Orleans is often thought of as a Black Ghetto.
A district where members of one ethnic, religious, or cultural group are congregated, usually voluntarily.
The Castro district of San Francisco is a gay ghetto.
Beverley Hills is the ghetto of the glitterati.
of or related to a ghetto or to ghettos in general
) of low quality; cheap; shabby
My apartment's so ghetto, the rats and cockroaches filed a complaint with the city!
I like to drive ghetto cars, if they break down you can just abandon them and pick up a new one!
inf=to gild, gilds, gilding,
) To cover with a thin layer of gold; to cover with gold leaf.
to make appear drunk
The Mongol invaders who invaded Europe in the 13th Century (1237) and were eventually stopped by Tarlemain in 1395.
The name of a Rock Band.
an extinct language, once spoken by the Goths in what is now Ukraine and Bulgaria.
of or related to the Goth, Goths.
of or related to the architecture, architectural style favored in western Europe in the 12th to 16th centuries.
of or related to the goth subculture or lifestyle.
of or related to a style of fictional writing emphasizing violent or macabre events in a mysterious, desolate setting.
of a style of elaborate calligraphy based on medieval writing, also called
) of a sans serif typeface using straight, even-width lines, also called
an association of tradespeople made up of merchants, craftspeople, or artisans, particularly in the Middle Ages
gunpowder, Gunpowder plot, Plot
A failed plot, in 1605, to kill the Protestant king of England.
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